List of illnesses caused by poor nutrition

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Many diseases in humans are directly or indirectly caused by improper eating habits and malnutrition. These include, but are not limited to, deficiency diseases, caused by a lack of essential nutrients.

Additionally, several diseases are directly or indirectly impacted by dietary habits, and require very close attention to the nutrient content of food.

Overnutrition (eating too much)


See also: Overeating



Microminerals and Macrominerals

Deficiencies (eating too little)



See also: avitaminosis, and the table of deficiency diseases at human vitamins

Microminerals and Macrominerals


  1. "Malnutrition Is Cheating Its Survivors, and Africa’s Future" article in the New York Times by Michael Wines, December 28, 2006
  2. Grant WB, Holick MF (2005). "Benefits and requirements of vitamin D for optimal health: a review". Altern Med Rev. 10 (2): 94–111. PMID 15989379.

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